is 2 days long enough to obstain from sex before psa test

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cvc
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 436
   Posted 7/18/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I am having a phys. on Tuesday, is 2 days long enogh to go w/o ejac ??
will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


Piano
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 7/18/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Two days should be long enough. Opinions are divided on how important this is, but where you are worrying about changes at the hundredths level (as I am too), I would make it three days.
Pre-op:
Age 63 at diagnosis, now 64.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores.
Operation:
Non-nerve sparing RRP on 7 March 2008.
Two nights in hospital; catheter out after 7 days.
Post-op:
Continent; no pads needed from the get-go.
Pathology showed organ confined and negative margins. Gleason downgraded to 4+4=8.
PSAs:
6-week : <0.05
7-month: <0.05
13-month: 0.07 (start of a trend?)
ED:
After a learning curve, Bimix injections (0.2ml) are working well. VED also works but we find it inferior to Bimix.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25353
   Posted 7/18/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor always said 3-4 days, sure it varies like everything else
Age 57, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, they want to start radiation, 70 gray, I am still considering all options and opinions
 
 

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